Patna waterfall is situated at a distance of 13 kms from the railway station of Rishikesh. Alternatively, it spans 6.5 km distance from Lakshman Jhula. A very famous tourist attraction, Patna waterfall is located at Patna village on Neelkanth temple road in Uttrakhand. Well, when I first heard the name, I too assumed it is situated in Patna, but surprisingly, Patna is a village in Rishikesh where a very beautiful waterfall is situated. Next to the waterfall there are deep limestone caves that people enjoy viewing.
A numerous trek programs take place there. It generally starts from Lakshman Jhula on Neelkanth Temple road. The trek spans 1.5 km one way and takes you through the Rajaji forest. The waterfall we are talking about has a very beautiful picturesque, along with being steep and a little hard. The waterfall dries every summer and the place is not advisable for you to visit in Summer. However, we would like to caution you that there are no sign boards, so visitors have to be very careful and confirm the way with locals.
Even if this waterfall is open all throughout the year it is recommended that you get your monsoon of the winter season so that you can get the actual essence of the waterfall. If you are going from Lakshman Jhula, it is just seven kilometer away, and you can get a taxi or a private car. You can always take the assistance of any travel agents and you can also go there alone. Patna Waterfall is a popular waterfall in Rishikesh where nature lovers like to come and spend some time in solitude amidst the nature. It is named after the Patna village situated nearby and is also well-known for limestone caves located next to the waterfall.
Shivpuri is situated 19 kms from Rishikesh, and is very close to the national highway connecting Rishikesh and Patisira. The place certainly has a lot of spiritual importance as there is a well known Shiva temples situated there. Moreover, the sacred Ganga river flows right beside Lakshman Jhula. The rafting oppurtunities people are given is so much fun and people come here to spend their holidays. Other sports like river rafting, rock climbing, cliff jumping and rappelling with excellent standards of safety is availed to all the tourists. Shivpuri is well known for its various camps with the beautiful views of the mountains and river. Not ending here, expectedly, the sunrise and sunsets are worth waiting for.
In the night there is a beautiful view of the starry night, and you can enjoy this with your family or friends, by sitting on the banks of river Ganga. The Shivpuri trail breaks out five rapids that are very much adventurous for a newbie at rafting. The river flows with forests, and tall trees, with birds chirping on one side and mountains on the other side. You can sit on the rock edges and enjoy your memorable trip. The beauty of Rishikesh can climb on your nerves and you will love to try out all the available adventurous things in Rishikesh.
Not just these options, you have a list of options for river water grade too.
Grade 1 : Easy, small waves. No obstacles.
Grade 2 : Moderate difficulty with clear passages.
Grade 3 : Difficult, high irregular waves, narrow passages require precise maneuvering.
Grade 4 : Difficult, powerful waves. Very precise maneuvering required.
Grade 5 : Extremely difficult, violent, highly congested. Water Grade 2/3 in Brahmpuri, Shivpuri Water Grade 2/3 Plus, Marine Drive 3/4 Plus and Kaudiyala 4 Plus.
You can arrive in the morning or in the afternoon to start your camping. We have tour representatives who are fluent in Hindi and will guide you to complete the required formalities first and they head you towards you planned location of stay. First thing is we provide you a welcome drink (hot/cold) upon your arrival. After you settle up, lunch is provided with the loocal delicacies of the place. After that, Rishikesh rafting starts. By the evening, you can start playing sports like volleyball and badminton on the campsites. By the early evening, you will be given light snacks and bon fire will be set up for you. This is how your entire stay is planned by us.